Are there good product management blogs out there? We’ve made no bones about the fact that in the eyes of the masses, this is an obscure, difficult and very hard to enter field, and as a result, most people don’t even hear much about the field. This is different, in modernity, from a lot of other specialized fields like change management, product marketing and other fields that the digital revolution has opened up to many people by force more or less.
Product management is a bit of a misleading term, and as I said, many times, it’s a challenging profession (but a rewarding one to those brave and resilient enough to embrace it). So, it’s often easy to assume there’d be a limited (and thus limited quality) amount of product management blogs to follow.
Surprise, it’s completely the other way around. I know, I was shocked too! But, it was a good kind of shock, and let me tell you – there are some damn good writers out there who are absolute masters of this science. Let’s take a look at three of the best ones.
#1 – Mind the Product
A really great blog, which covers just about every topic related to product management, including Agile, pricing, customer support, and more.
This one’s all about the proverbial thinking outside the box, and as they say, embracing change and leading with points of view. You know, now that I think about it … that makes perfect sense for product management, doesn’t it?
#2 – All About Product Management by Derek Morrison
Want to stay up to date on all the latest models, theories and techniques, even a little more agile philosophy? Derek’s got you covered, and I absolutely love his hardcore journalistic style mixed with his organic “every man” angle.
He doesn’t seem stuck up or high on his own skills, despite him having every right to be. This is the “finger on the pulse” blog of the list, and I highly recommend closely following it.
#3 – The Accidental Product Manager by Dr. Jim Anderson
Anderson is a storyteller. And he has some vital stories to tell, giving lessons from experience being in the field and living the daily life of a product manager.
Leveraging his over 25 years of experience in product management, Anderson shares his thoughts on all stages of the product lifecycle, from design and development to marketing, sales and pricing. Along the way, he provides unique insight on the latest trends and movements across the field.
Product management blogs are numerous and diverse, and these are just three of the ones I personally like, as do my colleagues. You might find others that click better with you, and that’s fine – different strokes for different folks and all that. But, let this be an example that in the digital age, even the most obscure and difficult fields are documented to kingdom come. Ignorance is no longer excusable.